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Beach Volleyball History
In 1960
Mike Bright and Mike O'Hara won the Parks & Rec Will Rogers State Beach Open.  It was the 2nd win for Mike Bright, the 8th win for Mike O'Hara, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1977
Chris Marlowe and Jim Menges won the Parks & Rec Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 6th win for Chris Marlowe, the 28th win for Jim Menges, and the 4th win for the team.
In 1977
Nancy Cohen and Kathy Gregory won the Parks & Rec Laguna Beach Open.  It was the 4th win for Nancy Cohen, the 14th win for Kathy Gregory, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1983
Kathy Gregory and Kathy Hanley won the Parks & Rec Hermosa Beach Open.  It was the 40th win for Kathy Gregory, the 15th win for Kathy Hanley, and the 10th win for the team.
In 1983
Mike Dodd and Tim Hovland won the Parks & Rec Miller High Life Chicago Open.  It was the 8th win for Mike Dodd, the 9th win for Tim Hovland, and the 8th win for the team.
In 1988
Mike Dodd and Tim Hovland won the AVP Jose Cuervo Santa Cruz Open.  It was the 44th win for Mike Dodd, the 41st win for Tim Hovland, and the 40th win for the team.
In 1988
Andy Fishburn and Dane Selznick won the Parks & Rec Old Style Beer Chicago Open.  It was the 20th win for Andy Fishburn, the 15th win for Dane Selznick, and the 13th win for the team.
In 1988
Linda Chisholm and Jackie Silva won the WPVA Michelob Light U.S. Open.  It was the 16th win for Linda Chisholm, the 14th win for Jackie Silva, and the 14th win for the team.
In 1994
Cammy Ciarelli and Holly McPeak won the AVP Miller Lite Seal Beach Open.  It was the 13th win for Cammy Ciarelli, the 15th win for Holly McPeak, and the 11th win for the team.
In 1994
Colleen Harp and Missy Ross won the WPVA Gatorade Open.  It was the 1st win for Colleen Harp, the 1st win for Missy Ross, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1994
Mike Dodd and Mike Whitmarsh won the AVP Miller Lite Seal Beach Open.  It was the 63rd win for Mike Dodd, the 5th win for Mike Whitmarsh, and the 4th win for the team.
In 1999
Dax Holdren and Todd Rogers won the AVP Louisville Tournament of Champions.  It was the 2nd win for Dax Holdren, the 2nd win for Todd Rogers, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2005
Rachel Scott and Elaine Youngs won the AVP Huntington Beach Open Presented by Bud Light.  It was the 4th win for Rachel Scott, the 32nd win for Elaine Youngs, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2005
Patrick Heuscher and Stefan Kobel won the FIVB Switzerland Satellite.  It was the 6th win for Patrick Heuscher, the 7th win for Stefan Kobel, and the 6th win for the team.
In 2005
Kristyna Kolocova and Marketa Slukova won the   CEV U18 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Kristyna Kolocova, the 1st win for Marketa Slukova, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2005
Radoslaw Zbierski and Michal Zurek won the   CEV U18 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Radoslaw Zbierski, the 1st win for Michal Zurek, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2010
With their fifth-straight international Beach Volleyball gold medal finish to capture the women’s title at the Otera Open in Kristiansand, Norway, Brazilians Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa Franca set a SWATCH FIVB World Tour record for women's career FIVB titles. The top-seeded Brazilians posted a 21-19 and 22-20 win in 43 minutes over third-seeded Chen Xue and Xi Zhang of China to increase their career victory total together to 36 to break a deadlock with American Olympic and world champions Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh. Juliana and Larissa also extended their personal winning streak to 35-straight match victories.
In 2010
Juliana Felisberta and Larissa Maestrini won the FIVB Otera Open Kristiansand 2010.  It was the 39th win for Juliana Felisberta, the 39th win for Larissa Maestrini, and the 38th win for the team.
In 2010
Laura Ludwig and Sara Niedrig won the CEV European Championship Final 2010 Berlin powered by Smart.  It was the 9th win for Laura Ludwig, the 8th win for Sara Niedrig, and the 7th win for the team.
In 2011
Lukasz Kaczmarek and Sebastian Kaczmarek won the   2011 CEV U18 European Championship.  It was the 2nd win for Lukasz Kaczmarek, the 1st win for Sebastian Kaczmarek, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2011
Ieva Dumbauskaite and Monika Paulikiene won the   2011 CEV U18 European Championship.  It was the 1st win for Ieva Dumbauskaite, the 1st win for Monika Paulikiene, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2011
Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann won the CEV European Championship Final powered by Otera Open.  It was the 15th win for Julius Brink, the 11th win for Jonas Reckermann, and the 6th win for the team.
In 2011
Angela Lavalle and Liliane Maestrini won the Visa FIVB Beach Volleyball International.  It was the 2nd win for Angela Lavalle, the 3rd win for Liliane Maestrini, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2016
Lukas Pfretzschner and Robin Sowa won the   CEV U18 Beach Volleyball European Championship.  It was the 1st win for Lukas Pfretzschner, the 1st win for Robin Sowa, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2016
Martina Maixnerova and Marie-Sara Stochlova won the   CEV U18 Beach Volleyball European Championship.  It was the 1st win for Martina Maixnerova, the 1st win for Marie-Sara Stochlova, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2021
Nina Brunner and Tanja Huberli won the CEV EuroBeachVolley 2021.  It was the 10th win for Nina Brunner, the 3rd win for Tanja Huberli, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2022
Michal Bryl and Bartosz Losiak won the FIVB Hamburg Elite 16.  It was the 8th win for Michal Bryl, the 15th win for Bartosz Losiak, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2022
Kelly Cheng and Betsi Flint won the FIVB Hamburg Elite 16.  It was the 8th win for Kelly Cheng, the 12th win for Betsi Flint, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2022
Audrius Knasas and Patrikas Stankevicius won the FIVB 2022 VW Beach Pro Tour Futures - Budapest.  It was the 3rd win for Audrius Knasas, the 3rd win for Patrikas Stankevicius, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2022
Xinxin Wang and Jinjin Zeng won the FIVB 2022 VW Beach Pro Tour Futures - Budapest.  It was the 1st win for Xinxin Wang, the 1st win for Jinjin Zeng, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2022
Calvin Aye and Quincy Aye won the FIVB 2022 VW Beach Pro Tour Futures - Cortegaça.  It was the 1st win for Calvin Aye, the 4th win for Quincy Aye, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2022
Jie Dong and Lvwen Yuan won the FIVB 2022 VW Beach Pro Tour Futures - Cortegaça.  It was the 2nd win for Jie Dong, the 2nd win for Lvwen Yuan, and the 2nd win for the team.
 
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8/14/2022
Gold! Cheng-Flint dominate Volleyball World Hamburg Elite 16
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